Kylian Mbappe named Ligue 1 Player of the Month for November/December

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The Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionels (UNFP) has named Kylian Mbappe as the Ligue 1 Player of the Month for the games played in early November and late December.

With the World Cup taking place between the end and the start of those two months, the union decided to make it a two-month award on this particular occasion, something that didn't stop Mbappe from earning the accolade for the eighth time in his young career.

The union congratulated Mbappe on their announcement, also acknowledging "it's starting to be a lot" of awards won by the PSG forward, while joking that they "will soon make more room" for the awards that are inevitably going to keep going Mbappe's way.

PSG played two Ligue 1 games in November, both ending in wins against Lorient (2-1) and Auxerre (5-0). Mbappe didn't score in the former but bagged one goal in the latter before packing his bags ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe has won his eight Player of the Month Award

After returning from the Middle East country with a silver medal hanging from his neck, Mbappe played one more Ligue 1 game with PSG last December, a 2-1 victory against Strasbourg at the Parc in which he scored the game-winning goal.

The award, which is voted by both fans and fellow Ligue 1 players, was given to Mbappe after he did enough to overtake Rennes' Benjamin Bourigeaud and Lens' Seko Fofana in the voting leaderboard for the months of November and December.

This was Mbappe's eighth PotM award, but only his first this season. PSG players and Mbappe's teammates Neymar (August) and Lionel Messi (September) had already won the award earlier this year.

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January has not been kind to PSG, let alone to Mbappe, who will try to keep piling on accolades and helping Paris Saint-Germain improve their results as the season keeps progressing.